St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
This site possesses national
significance in commemorating
the history of the
United States of America
[Markers on interior concourse wall,
including an identical
National Historic Landmark plaque]
Civil Engineering Landmark
American Society of Civil Engineers
St. Louis Union Station
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Railroad Landmarks
This station, built in 1894, served the railway passengers of America
as a major gateway to the east and west coasts.
After many years of service by many of the nation's railroads,
passenger train operations ceased in 1978.
The station and train shed were renovated in 1985.
National Railway Historical Society
Historic Plaque Commission, 1994
A Commemoration in Honor of the
50th Anniversary of the U.S.O.
United Service Organization
In World War II, the most visited U.S.O. center in St. Louis was a canteen located in this area of Union Station. From September 12, 1942 to August 1, 1946 the canteen was open 24 hours a
St. Louis Union Station salutes the outstanding work of the U.S.O. and congratulates them on their 50th anniversary.
September 1941 - September 1991
In commemoration for the rebirth of Union Station for the continuing use and enjoyment of the people of St. Louis, Missouri
September 1, 1894 & September 1, 1989
St. Louis Station Associates
Oppenheimer Gateway Properties, Inc.
The Rouse Company of St. Louis, Inc.
Erected 1970 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 37.757′ N, 90° 12.435′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the hotel entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Market Street, Saint Louis MO 63103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aloe Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Rue Missouri Dred and Harriet Scott (approx. one mile away); Joseph Pulitzer (approx. one mile away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. one mile away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. one mile away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to St. Louis Union Station. (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Trains could return to St. Louis Union Station (Oct 2012). (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. St. Louis Union Station National Historic Landmark Info. (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Communications • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 11. submitted on December 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 12. submitted on December 29, 2012.